December 30, 2011 Subject:
The facts are a little off ...
I know the intent was to boost morale, but reality is a bit different...
1. The ship was the cruiser Natori, not the battleship Haruna.
2. It was damaged, not sunk.
What thet did'nt say...
They were attacked and shot up by Japanese fighters on the return trip. One man was killed, and the plane on fire. The pilot ordered all others to bail out. Those who got out spent the war as POW's. As the pilot and co-pilot attempted to bail out, the plane exploded and both men died. The piliot, Colin Purdie Kelly, Jr. (July 11, 1915 – December 10, 1941), is remembered as one of the first heroes of the war for sacrificing his own life to save his crew when his plane became the first American B-17 to be shot down in combat.
Reviewer:Dark Moon -
December 11, 2011 Subject:
Following Saloon Singer's comments, it is noteworthy that Sinatra spoke for tolerance and against bigotry in general, not just for his own ethnic group. Compare that to today's "identity politicians" (read: professional victims) who don't give a rat's @$$ for anyone or anything outside themselves and their own groups, and who in their own turn are the very worst of bigots, doing every single thing to other people that they claim is being done to them. We hear a lot about feminism and racism, these days, about "The Patriarchy" and "white bre(a)d." Meanwhile, "humanism," or anything synonymous with it, seems to have entirely disappeared from public discussion. Thumbs up to Frankie for this breath of fresh air, regardless of whatever else he did or may have wanted to do in his life. Instead of "consider the source," try considering the message.
January 27, 2011 Subject:
Same impact as when I saw it as a kid in 1940's.
Reviewer:saloon singer -
January 27, 2011 Subject:
Frank Sinatra the youth leader
Sinatra's impetus for making this film no doubt stemmed from his own experience of anti-Italian prejudice in his youth. As the first teen idol and one who had political and social opinions, he often spoke to students about brotherhood as it was called in the forties. This incited the ire of the Hearst press as did his support for FDR's fourth term. Throughout the fifties and sixties, Sinatra insisted on equal accomodations for black entertainers in Vegas and marched in Alabama with his friend Jilly Rizzo. Of course, Jilly brought along his brass knuckles,'Just in case those mothers want to try anything.'
November 15, 2010 Subject:
to me,theres something rather ironic about a tolerance sermon from a mafia want to be such as mister sinatra. an interesting tidbit of film -thanks for uploading :)